August 04, 2003 // 9:00am — 6:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Africa, one of the least urbanized continents of the world, is urbanizing rapidly. Thus, in the year 2000 Africa's total population (estimated at 794 million) was 37.2 percent urbanized – the lowest of any major continental region of the world. During the next thirty years, however, the United Nations projects an annual average growth rate for Africa at 3.27 percent, the highest in the world by a substantial margin. The twin trends of decentralization and democratization have affected much of West Africa. The workshop will address potential ideas and approaches to an upcoming urban forum, which the Comparative Urban Studies Project is organizing for December, 2003, also in Dakar. Among the topics for discussion are the current urbanization experience in West African (anglophone and francophone) countries; new approaches to urban governance and urban policy research in comparative perspective; the experience of decentralization; and experiences with municipal governance and democracy in the West African – and wider African – region. The workshop itself will be a closed meeting of approximately fifteen participants from a variety of different backgrounds.
July 31, 2003 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Latin American Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Jorge Castañeda, Former Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico and the Global Distinguished Professor at New York University
China Environment Forum
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.
July 29, 2003 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Samuel S. Kim, Columbia University; Jian Chen,University of Virginia; Hazel Smith, University of WarwickDownload Special Report #115
July 28, 2003 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
July 28, 2003 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Global Europe Program
Andrew Tyrie, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
July 24, 2003 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Karim Raslan, Senior Partner, Raslan Loong, Malaysia; Bridget Welsh, Assistant Professor of Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS, John Hopkins University; Bakri Musa, Columnist, MalaysiakiniDownload Special Report #116
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP and the Izaak Walton League of America co-sponsor a reception to celebrate the life of Guatemalan conservation leader Carlos Soza, who died of liver cancer on May 28, 2003.
July 17, 2003 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
June Teufel Dreyer, professor of political science, University of Miami;Thomas B. Gold, associate professor of sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Shelley Rigger, associate professor of East Asian politics, Davidson College; John J. Tkacik, research fellow, the Heritage FoundationDownload Special Report #114
July 17, 2003 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Andrew Cohen discussed his book, While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World, which argues that Canada suffers from a lack of foreign policy vision and has allowed its tools of diplomatic influence to deteriorate.